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Prime Minister Madbouly Announces Plans for Cairo International Stadium for AFCON 2019

Prime Minister Madbouly Announces Plans for Cairo International Stadium for AFCON 2019

Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly inspects Cairo Stadium for AFCON preparations. Photo credit: Egyptian Cabinet

In a meeting with Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhi, Prim Minister Mostafa Madbouly said that Cairo International Stadium will be upgraded to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019) competitions during the summer.

Egypt’s prime minister  visited the stadium for the second time to draw up plans for the enhancement work needed in preparation for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019), and ordered officials to finish the refurbishment process at the stadium within the next three months

Madbouly held a meeting with Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhi, chairman of the Cairo stadium authority Ali Darwish, head of the Egyptian Football Association Hany Abu Reida and chairman of the Arab Contractors company Mohsen Salah to discuss the plans..

Furthermore, the  prime minister emphasized that by hosting the Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt is reviving its relations with African countries since Egypt was also granted the chairmanship of the African Union in 2019.

Earlier this month, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced that Egypt has been granted the hosting rights of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after winning the majority of votes.

After Cameroon was stripped of the right to host in December due to delay in the preparations, the remaining spot was given to Egypt and South Africa.

In an effort to convince the Executive Committee members to vote for Egypt, the Egyptian delegation created a promotional video that highlighted Egypt’s ability to host as well as its various stadiums such as the Port said, the Ismailia, Al Salam, Alexandria, Suez and Cairo stadiums.

Egypt will have six months to prepare for the kick-off of the African Cup of Nations. The African Cup of Nations is scheduled to start on 15 June and end on 13 July 2019.

Egypt previously hosted the African Cup of Nations in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006, and claimed seven AFCON victories.

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